16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannerheim Museum and The Aalto House. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Johannes Church. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Snow Village and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Discover Lapland. On your second day here, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi tour site .

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka visit app .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Ranua Zoo and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Rovaniemi Church and Christmas House Santa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church